Your retreat day …

What would a day apart from the usual responsibilities of life, a day:

  • in nature’s beauty
  • to be nourished
  • to be inspired

to BE with other women give you? Each time I gift myself with time apart – whether a personal day alone at home, a weekend retreat, or even just a few hours in nature, I come away changed. I am softer, more open and ready to make needed shifts in my life.

My next retreat experience is this month – September 22-23. I will be inspired at Continue reading “Your retreat day …”

Deep Inner Alignment

Who am I? Are my actions fully aligned with the values I hold dear? Do I let you see who I am? Or, am I hiding behind activities that our culture deems necessary?

As my summer of play/pickleball comes to an end, these are the questions I am wrestling with. Once again, I am aware that my passion is deep connection with people and inviting others to deeper connection with themselves. I want you to know who you are and to answer “Yes!” when asked if your actions align with your values.

As a step forward for me toward greater inner/outer alignment, Continue reading “Deep Inner Alignment”

I Can’t Do It All!

The truth about choices is this:

Often one precludes another

Time spent “here” means it isn’t spent “there”, at least not now.

It has been about seven weeks since I began an experiment: modify my schedule by moving most appointments to the afternoon in order to free up mornings, Monday-Friday. In that time frame, I have the option of playing two hours of weather-dependent Pickleball with an additional hour of travel and clean-up.

Here’s what I didn’t wholly account for when I made this choice: Continue reading “I Can’t Do It All!”

I Don’t Want To!

I think I’m having a temper tantrum. The calendar suggests that it is time to write to you. Everything else in my being is screaming, “No, don’t want to!”. I’d rather listen to the birds, feel this cool, fresh morning air, follow my breath. And I am aware that there is no one who can make me write to you (or do anything for that matter).

But, there is a voice, or many of them, inside my head. Which of these can you identify for yourself? Continue reading “I Don’t Want To!”


I am about to leave town for a family vacation. Truthfully, my brain is already in vacation-mode and my willingness to write to you is waning. It occurred to me that perhaps I need to write about what is most present for me! Since we are heading into summer, a time when many folks take vacations, this actually makes sense. So, here we go!

What is your relationship to “vacation”? Continue reading “Vacation”